Touws River Accommodation at Aquila Private Game Reserve Game Lodge Western Cape
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About Aquila Private Game Reserve

Aquila Private Game Reserve, under a two hour scenic drive via the N1 from Cape Town, is named after the rare and endangered Black Eagle that thrives in the area. Proclaimed a Private Nature Reserve in 1985, this 4 star, Big 5, malaria free, 4, 500 hectare reserve is steeped in Khoi San and Boer War history and boasts 3 pristine biomes of vegetation set in the most magnificent Karoo mountains, valleys, rivers and kloofs.

Aquila has been recognised alongside the major tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and Robben Island as a must-see Cape destination - it is one of the closest Big 5 safari experience to the Mother City with the introduction of elephants as of August 2006.

ACCOMMODATION

Premier Cottages:
The Premier Cottages are positioned on the hillside to offer privacy and have been built in harmony with the rock which is a principle focal point in the large bathrooms and alfresco showers. They are constructed from wood, stone and thatch and feature fans, air conditioners and fireplaces. Each en-suite bathroom is unique, with twin hand basins, bath and toilet. The cottages offer a wooden deck with panoramic views across the expanse of the reserve. The Honeymoon Suite (the jewel in Aquila’s crown) boasts a private alfresco Jacuzzi.

Luxury Family Units:
These units are semi detached with attention paid to privacy. Units are equipped with mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities and feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months. They are under thatch and feature exterior stone work using raw materials from the area. The large en-suite bathrooms feature corner baths with outdoor showers.

Standard Cottages:
In keeping with the design and the flow of the architecture at Aquila, the Standard Cottages do not compromise the experience nor standard. Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower. Cottages are equipped with mini bars, fans and feature ‘coal’ stoves for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months.

Bush Cottages:
Situated in the actual veld of the reserve adjacent to the wetlands area. Originally the reserve staff cottages, these have been beautifully restored and are also equipped with mini bars, fans and uninterrupted views of the reserve and it’s inhabitants.

RESTAURANT

Throughout the reserve, where possible, natural materials found on the property such as rocks, river pebbles, reeds, wood and thatch have been used in order to blend with the surrounding environment. This spacious African character building is the perfect setting for the extensive buffet-style meals served.

CIGAR BAR

Originally the homestead, the building has been redesigned into a sumptuous yet intimate colonial style Cigar Bar that offers one the opportunity of enjoying an after dinner night cap in front of the roaring log fire whilst enjoying the quality cigars on offer.

POOL BAR

Situated adjacent to the swimming pool and restaurant, the Pool Bar enjoys the same architecture and African design as the restaurant and seats approximately 20 guests while enjoying the convenience of the pool area.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (garage)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Luxury Cottages

Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower. Cottages are equipped with mini bars (on request), fans and feature "coal stoves" for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months.

Qty: 20
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Family Luxury Cottage 4 Sleeper

These cottages are semi-detached with attention paid to privacy. They feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Family Luxury Cottage 8 Sleeper

These cottages are semi-detached with attention paid to privacy. They feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Luxury Premier Cottages King

Cottages are situated on the hillside to offer privacy. Each en-suite bathroom is unique, with twin hand basins, bath and toilet, and panaramic views across the reserve. Honeymoon Suite boasts a private jaccuzi.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Luxury Premier Cottages Twin

Cottages are situated on the hillside to offer privacy. Each en-suite bathroom is unique, with twin hand basins, bath and toilet. The units offer a wooden deck with panoramic views across the reserve.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Premier Lodge Rooms

Premier Lodge Rooms have large balconies overlooking the reserve. Full bathrooms with separate showers and views from the baths. 2 x twins beds which can be made up to Queen size beds.

Qty: 22
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Standard Lodge Rooms

Standard Rooms have twin beds which can be made up to Queen size beds, they look away from the reserve and have a shower en suite.

Qty: 22
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Family Lodge Room

Our Mountain View and Standard Lodge Rooms can be converted to Luxury Family Suites. The interconnect by a common passage way. The entrance to the passageway may be locked as can both bedrooms forming a private and safe space for families.

Qty: 22
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

1 Review from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Had an absolutely fantastic experience at Aquila. The staff were extremely friendly and the rangers knowledgeable. They catered for the whole family (including a 3 year old, which many safaris do not). The setting and surroundings are amazing and the lodges are perfectly luxurious for one or two nights stay. The infinity pool is delightful and the food was a gorgeous spread of local dishes. We had a fantastic experience and enjoyed watching the animals at such close range in some natural habitat and would definitely recommend this resort to anyone who wanted a "tourist" game safari.

May 2017

Nikki Greig (London)

Need to Know

Response timeAquila Private Game Reserve typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 200km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Diners, Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2009

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